For $12, today's deal gets you $25 worth of pottery at Classic Lines Pottery.
With more than 40 years of experience, master craftsman Michael Sowers creates functional ceramics using high-fired stoneware. Void of any toxic materials, all of Classic Lines’ wares are safe to eat and drink from, with options including chip-resistant 12 oz. mugs ($12), rice bowls ($9), and easy-to-clean garlic graters ($16). Sowers also fashions French butter dishes, which preserve butter without refrigeration for up to a month by submerging it in water and forging an airtight seal, preventing oxygen from getting in ($25). All of Classic Lines' dishes are dishwasher-, microwave-, and oven-safe for enhanced functionality, and Sowers also designs his pieces in various colors and glosses for aesthetic appeal. Redeem this Groupon at the Roosevelt Street location in Boise, at the Capital City Public Market in Boise starting in mid-April, or at the Wood River Farmers' Market in Ketchum beginning in June.
Classic Lines Pottery
In 1971, Michael Sowers taught himself how to throw clay in a high-school art class. The classroom had a functioning pottery wheel, but the instructor didn't know how to use it, so Michael began checking out instructional books from the library to support his fledgling interest.
Ever since, he's been molding masses of clay into plates and vessels, preserving their shapes with the heat of a 2,350-degree kiln. His work is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing—subtly hued french butter dishes hold a quarter pound of butter in water, keeping it fresh for up to a month, and grater plates come equipped with a built-in shredder for garlic, ginger, parmesan cheese, or CIA documents. Sowers seals each piece with a lead-free glaze used by potters since the time of the Ming dynasty, ensuring that customers can safely send his pottery through a dishwasher or heat them in a microwave or oven.